Rooney: Staying At United Was Best Decision I Ever Made

By on September 1, 2011

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admits staying and signing a new deal last season was his best career decision.

The England international has bagged five in three of the opening league games this season and hopes he can still improve.

Rooney wanted to leave last winter with fears the club wasn’t showing enough ambition, however Sir Alex Ferguson convinced the striker to stay and Wazza signed a lucrative extension to his contract.

“I’m thankful I stayed and signed,” he told PA Sport. “I said at the time, after I signed my contract, that I had made a mistake. I owed performances and goals to the fans for what happened.

“For me, it’s the best decision I’ve made in my football career. I am enjoying it and I am in a happy place both on and off the pitch. I am looking forward to every game that comes. I feel good. I think there have been times when I have been more aggressive on the pitch and gone in for silly challenges but I’m not really doing that any more and I’m feeling more relaxed on the pitch. Sometimes it happens and it’s hard to control but, if you stay more controlled, your performances will certainly be better.

“I feel strong and fit. We’re playing well and enjoying it as a team. I’m extremely confident in what we do now and I believe I can help us be successful with the players around me. There is a lot of movement and energy, that helps you get in more space and influence the game more. That is what I seem to be doing.”

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One Comment

  1. shiva kumar

    September 2, 2011 at 3:32 am

    hey Rooney u rocked the ground………the shots u played were fabulous……….keep up the good job we want more goals from u ……….

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